Mark Ballas and Sabrina Bryan Break Up

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While the rumor that one Dancing with the Stars couple broke up was false - indeed, Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez are still going strong - the following report has been confirmed:

Pro dancer Mark Ballas and Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan have split.

"She is too busy for me," Ballas said, a bit bitterly it sounds like. "We are just friends now."

Sabrina, Mark

The pair met in November 2007 when they were partnered together on season five of Dancing With the Stars.

"We've gotten so close, and I guess the friendship started from the moment we met," Bryan said last year. "Now that the show is over, we definitely couldn't stand the thought of not being in each other's lives at this point."

That may still be the case - but merely as friends from now on. Sorry, Mark.

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